How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
Inventing Incest in Early Medieval Europe
The sixth century saw the emergence of a new understanding of the concept of incest, which was swiftly legislated in both secular and canon law.
‘The Stimulus of the Flesh’ and Margaret Singleton’s Broken Vow
While many vowesses broke their chastity vows, Margaret Singleton’s case was different and remains an unsolved mystery.
Queering de Sade
The “divine marquis” influenced literature, philosophy, and artistic and social movements such as Surrealism, Situationism, and Provo.